Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service

ISMG Editors' Panel: Solving the Ransomware Problem Together

Also: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity
Clockwise, from top left: Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Rashmi Ramesh

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how we can collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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The editors - Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe; and Rashmi Ramesh, senior subeditor, ISMG's global news desk - discuss:

  • How a coordinated law enforcement effort is behind the outages of the notorious REvil ransomware operation and whether the group will ever reboot;
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in the cybersecurity industry and how we can bridge the cyber skills gap;
  • Highlights from an interview with global CISO Keith O'Sullivan of Standard Industries, who is taking action to help SMEs defend against the ransomware pandemic.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Oct. 15 edition discussing whether our systems are too complex to secure and the Oct. 22 edition discussing how regulators are getting tougher on crypto firms.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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